by William Martiner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781665747363
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781665747387
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781665747370

About the Book

It's a warm spring day in Bucks County. The lush forest is in bloom, and the young deer are eager to hear a story from their grandmother, Huma, about how the animals came to live in their beautiful valley.

She shares with her grandchildren a retelling of the Zen parable "The Move." Huma is wise because she is a Watcher, a special type of deer that use their wide eyes, tall ears, and thick noses to be clearly, deeply, and fully in the world.

From Stoic philosophers to Soto monks, Huma's message has been passed down for centuries to foster understanding, happiness, and resilience – all traits she hopes to instill in the little deer and all who hear her story.

About the Author

William Martiner grew up on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod Bay and had many adventures on the wide, wild ocean, in the dark and silent woods, and among the echoing canyons of New York City. Finally, he came to a still, green valley in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, alive with birdsong, where he wrote and illustrated this book.